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Sea Spirit 60' Passagemaker
- 2 Years, 2,000 Hours & 2 Oceans Later
by Judy Waldman
With an emphasis on transoceanic capability and long range fuel economy, Sea Spirit's 60' flaunts new age amenities and old world charm, delivering an exceptional trawler for today's cruising couple. Join us for a redeux review, as we reflect on the journey of "Dauntless", the 1st Sea Spirit delivered, now in its 2nd year of service and some 2000 hours later.. . . read more
PassageMaker, the Trawler and Ocean Motorboat Magazine, features the Queenship by Sea Spirit in its August 2008 issue.
"The yacht has emerged as a distance-capable design that is at once beautiful to the eye, luxurious in amenities, and comfortably livable," writes John Wooldridge, the magazine's Executive Editor. "The Passagemaker series from Queenship and Sea Spirit seems destined for success." ...read more.
"When Ed Koethe went looking for a vessel to fulfill his dream of cruising into retirement, he had a number of prerequisites. At the top of his wish list was a craft that could be easily handled by two people on an extended voyage." . . . read more.
Southern Boating Magazine (February 2009)
Among the several North American motoryacht-building enterprises collaborating with mainland Chinese yards, one of the newest is Sea Spirit, an international outfit with ties to Canadian builder Queenship. Built in partnership with Her Shine Marine at its yard in Zuhai, the Passagemaker 60 is thoroughly traditional in styling, finish and demeanor. Designed by Sparkman & Stephens from a concept by Vincent Mausset to offer transoceanic range and still be comfortably manageable by an owner couple, this pocket. . . read more
Yachting Magazine (December 2008)
I have a rule that I've tried to keep sacrosanct throughout the decades of my boating life: I only want to own pretty boats. Oh, I've had my share of plug-uglies, usually because they had some special trait, such as being blindingly fast on the race course or having an unbelievably low handicap rating.
By and large, however, I can look at the pictures of my favorite boats-the ones I wish I'd never sold-and appreciate their beauty. I even have a rating system for them. . . . read more
"Sporting big-boat lines and systems, the Passagemaker 60 is actually designed with the owner/operator in mind. The heavy displacement hull is both sea kindly and easily driven, achieving speeds of 10 knots on an economical 340-hp power plant." . . .read more.
Review: Passagemaker 60 - Pacific Yachting (May 2010)
A solid combination of quality, performance and value in a long distance offshore trawler
BY DALE MILLER
IT’S NOT EVERY DAY that Pacific Yachting gets to take a test boat for more than a couple of hours in the bay. For most boats this is more than enough to get a feel for the vessel’s ability and layout, but for the new Sea Spirit Passagemaker 60, it seemed appropriate to go out and give it a proper go. . . coming soon
Power & Motoryacht Magazine (July 2009)
The Lauderdale Yacht Club's a lovely little facility, just a stone's throw from the ICW. Going in, the channel narrows considerably after you pivot to starboard at the last day mark, and the darn thing gets narrower still once you start sneaking past the pulpits and swim platforms protruding from the east dock. "Keep her as close to that stuff as possible," advised Andrea Gaines, captain of our Sparkman & Stephens-designed Sea Spirit Passagemaker 60, while nodding toward the pulpits and platforms. "The Channel's tight in here.". . . read more
Bolton, MA—SeaKits recently signed a Fleet Solutions agreement with Sea Spirit Yachts after the luxury yacht builder approached SeaKits for a comprehensive management solution for the yachts they produce. The new partnership will make the SeaKits Marine Maintenance Systems (MMS) standard on each of the yachts built by Sea Spirit which are designed by Sparkman & Stephens. Sea Spirit Yachts feature sophisticated engineering that contributes to their reputation as being strong and tough yet refined and graceful. The SeaKits MMS is an ideal complement to the engineering design of the yachts. . . read more
At the recent boat show in Club Marina Cove, scanning the in-water exhibits from the shore, one boat stood out among the glittering array of sleek and sexy modern designs. It was the Sea Spirit Passagemaker 60 . . . for the very reason that it didn’t glitter or have a glamourous throng surrounding it.
With a pleasing hull colour — powder blue — the 63.25-foot passagemaker, designed by Sparkman & Stephens, exuded calm and contentment. Or, as Sea Spirit’s founder Dan Fritz would say, “In yacht design as in life, balance is everything.”. . . read more